Bill O’Reilly’s tirade got so heated that as it was concluding, co-host Gayle King said that she felt as though her eyebrows had just been singed off.
Ironically appearing on CBS This Morning to discuss his new book written to teach children manners, courtesy, and civility, FOX News host Bill O’Reilly came unglued when asked about another book, a book authored by fellow FOX host Megyn Kelly, which delves into the sexual harassment allegations against former FOX head Roger Ailes.
O’Reilly, remaining calm at first, told host Norah O’Donnell and the rest of the panel, that he hadn’t read Kelly’s newly released book, Settle For More, and that he’s trying to avoid discussing the controversies associated with Ailes. But O’Reilly quickly changed his countenance upon further questioning by the panel about Kelly’s book and whether she would appear on his show as a guest to talk about it.
“She’s not going to be on your show talking about it?” O’Donnell asked O’Reilly.
“I don’t know. We’ll see if she’s going to be on the show or not,” O’Reilly said while turning his head from side to side.
“It’s called ‘The O’Reilly Factor,'” Gayle King quipped.
“I want to be very candid here. I’m not that interested in this. No, it’s over for me,” O’Reilly said, beginning to sound upset.
“Sexual harassment?” one of the co-hosts asked. “You’re not interested in sexual harassment?”
“I’m not interested in basically litigating something that is finished that makes my network look bad,” O’Reilly answered. “Okay, I’m not interested in making by network look bad — at all,” he repeated for emphasis while ramping up an angry tone.
“It doesn’t interest me one bit,” he said.
“Is that what she’s doing?” O’Donnell asked, referring to Megyn Kelly.
“I don’t know,” O’Reilly shot back. “But I’m not even going to bother with it,” he said, noting that the country has other pressing matters on its hands, like the transition of power taking place in Washington, D.C.
Norah O’Donnell immediately began fanning herself with a piece of paper as if to say “Whoa!” and to cool herself off from O’Reilly’s heated temper.
O’Reilly appeared with famous novelist James Patterson, who co-authored their new book for young children, “Give Please a Chance.”